Ten of the best beach bags

By  June 12, 2012

A beach bag needs to be sturdy (we use ours as a carry-on on the plane too) and roomy enough to be able to hold a towel, hat, assorted suncreams, books/e-readers and other beach or poolside paraphernalia. But it should also be stylish so it can accompany you to drinks or dinner in the evening with a sweater or shawl nestling within its depths. This season we’re spoiled for choice with a huge number of options to suit every taste, ranging from Topshop’s on-trend Aztec-print canvas tote, to the timelessly chic straw shopper from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. Take your pick…

Topshop oversized Aztec bag, £25, Topshop.com

Surface to Air Art Deco tote, £175, Asos.com

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel woven shopper, £185, Asos.com

Sensi Studio maxi straw tote, £165, Matchesfashion.com

Ralph Lauren crocheted straw and leather tote, £475, Net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sami tote, £290, Selfridges.com

Gap striped straw bag, £38.99, Gap.eu

Comptoir des Cotonniers Charlotte Le Bon bag, £41, Comptoirdescotonniers.co.uk

Banana Republic Linda tote, £49.50, bananarepublic.gap.eu

APC pink anchor beach bag, £105, Liberty.co.uk